|As Luck Would Have It|
Merrigong Theatre Company presents a new Australian musical comedy by Drew Fairley, inspired by the actor and playwright’s own real-life experiences being marooned on a cruise ship during the early months of the pandemic in 2020.
On a mild day in March, a broken showman steps aboard a luxury cruise ship. For work. Just a little gig to pay the bills, maybe decompress a little, dust off his Hawaiian shirts, cuddle a few martinis, that kind of thing. The next day, a worldwide pandemic is declared. The ship is exiled into the middle of the Pacific Ocean with nothing but empty ballrooms for him to crack his jokes in. Trapped on the empty liner, he longs to escape, but the ocean has other plans…
In turns hilarious and devastating, this extraordinary new work leans into the absurdity of survival whilst sliding to the edge of reason.
Venue: IPAC – Bruce Gordon Theatre, 32 Burelli St, Wollongong NSW 2500